Image restoration by cosine transform-based iterative regularization

Michael K. Ng, Wilson C. Kwan

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We consider an ill-posed deconvolution problem with a noise-contaminated observation, and a known convolution kernel. In this paper, we consider the use of the Neumann boundary condition (corresponding to a reflection of the original scene at the boundary). The resulting blurring matrices are block Toeplitz-plus-Hankel matrices with Toeplitz-plus-Hankel blocks. We study the application of the preconditioned iterative regularization scheme for solving these linear systems, where the blurring matrices are approximated by cosine transform preconditioners. We give a simple approach for finding these preconditioners and show how iterations can be effectively and efficiently regularized for solving ill-posed problems by using the spectral decomposition of the preconditioner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-515
Number of pages17
JournalApplied Mathematics and Computation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2005


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